Healing Force Project
Temporal Pole EP
TBR: 17th April
When unique and complex structure meets freeform jazz and cerebral drumming, Healing Force Project have the venue. Antonio Marini's sound adventure has been ten years in progress, with this new EP as the latest revelation. Electronica and jazz have a long-established history together and this particularly abstract vein perhaps holds the most exotic and choice renditions. Jazz-O-Tech have bases in Milan and Berlin. They are well-known for releasing jazzy beats and funky techno made for liberal music fans who like to dance. They want to highlight sounds that reject the conventions of genre and formula which so many artists swear by. Perhaps the left-hand path of music production, or maybe just a laboratory of sound, many of us simply prefer the looseness and lack of simplicity that forma libera brings.
With thunderous low-reaching bass, manicured and metallic, the music begins. A slinky beat scoops sections of rhythm in neat tempo-based lines. Underneath, synthesiser whistles and glows like dimly luminescent surfaces. Drumming is gently added, tiny turns of the dial bring an ever shifting amplitude into being. Harmonising chords strike melodic inflections of motive into the funky and hypnotic repeating rhythmic bass. The music evolves, computerised effects shift the notes of the bass around like ice on watery plates. Cymbals crash and break like eggs into the mixing bowl of sound. This first track is called Parallel Universe and it draws us in to an angular world of flashing light and temporal pressures. Spacious and far-reaching drums build with shakers and tom-toms in a peaking of flow.
This is followed by a T Kode Remix. Open ended mechanical sounds clamour in windy passages before the tubular and vibrating bass plunges in. Neat tapping drums spray bursts of percussion into the process which scatter and pin like shots and darts. A stitching feel is woven in as beats begin to repeat on themselves while reflective surfaces echo the layers into a reaching illusion of progressive sound. Twangy bass jigs behind thick and long-winded atmosphere which shimmers and cuts in various aspects of undertone. Drowned out sustain and feedback grows in heaviness until the music ends.
As we hit track three, a scatty laser throws pulsations of energy in three-sixty directions. A solitary cymbal crashes on icy breakers while notes and mystique build in graceful movements. Harmony with disjointed phonics builds within bubbling and shifting matrices of sonic jumbles. An alloy of tone and rhythm melted into hard and shaped crevices gently cools in anti-gravity machine yards. Air bubbles solidify in baubles that glisten and quiver with the wisping pressures and motion. Scattered prickles of incandescent keyboard merge with bell-harps and revolving drum patterns sewn with sequins and polyphonic drama. With ephemeral progress, Temporal Pole fractions out with prismatic dissipations and rainy headway.
To finish, the previous track is remixed by Stndrd. It begins with spacious and catchy beats that clatter in close walls. Decorations of bell and melody throw abstract lighting through the persistent percussion. A drifting pressure maintains a force to push against while drenched sunlight warms and continues to build bubbles in the corridor. The drums are given more energy, a frantic surge on bass and snare builds through and almost overpowers the rest of the track. Abstract fractals of glitter and sunrise swirl within mechanical and formulated beats adorned with novel and characteristic elements.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.